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Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

What Posey County says about Youth First

“With the increasing demands for support in mental health, the role of our Youth First Social Worker is extremely valuable, not only to our students but also to our parents and faculty. South Terrace Elementary School is fortunate to have this outstanding resource in our building.”

Posey Calendar

April 22
5:00 pm

Silver Lining Gala Celebrating Youth First’s 25th Anniversary

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Youth First Partner Schools

County Advocates

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Bill GillenwaterDrew HeckertClark Stanfill
Andrew WilsonSteven HardingGeoff Gentil
Kelly CarltonAnna KunkelKeith Rawley

Posey News

Is Your Child Feeling Anxious?

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By Christine Weinzapfel-Hayden, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. Children are creatures of habit. They thrive in calm, consistent, predictable environments. When there is change for them, or even when they have the anticipation of change,…

Cell Phones: What are the Dangers for Your Child?

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By Dawn Tedrow, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. When I was younger, my parents knew who my friends were. They knew their parents, when I would be at their house, and what time I would be returning. If I decided to walk to a different friend’s…

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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By Ashley Underwood, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. How does one describe a traumatic event? Traumatic is defined as “emotionally disturbing or distressing,” which can vary from person to person, so that question has many answers. “Adverse…

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in
Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Crissy Nunley, Development Director.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Ali Langen, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Posey County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Posey County, contact Ali Langen, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Posey County